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Edward Riley

automotive manufacturer executive.

Edward Riley, American automotive manufacturer executive. Decorated Navy Cross (United States), Chevalier Order of Crown, Chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France); commendador Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil); Commander Order of Leopold II (Belgium). Served with United States Navy, 1917-1919.

Background

Riley, Edward was born on June 30, 1894 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Smith and Amy Elizabeth (Creaser) Riley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Dartmouth, 1916.

Career

Became general manager General Motors Overseas Operations, 1941. Became vice president General Motors Corporation, 1942.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1917-1919.

Connections

Married second, Winifred Warren Wood, January 29, 1938. Children by previous marriage: Edward Smith, Ruth Ann (deceased).

father:
Edward Smith Riley

mother:
Amy Elizabeth (Creaser) Riley

spouse:
Winifred Warren Wood